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Police say this man rode up behind a woman a took her cell phone from her hands before fleeing on his bike. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: Suspect Biked Past Woman, Swiped Cell Phone From Her Hands

The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a grand larceny that took place in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

04/12/2014

Brooklyn Cellphone Theft Suspect

Police Hunt For Suspect Who Stole Phone From Woman On D Train

Police on Monday were searching for a suspect who ripped off a cellphone from a woman on a subway train in Brooklyn.

12/23/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FCC Chairman: Cell Phone Calls On Planes Up To Each Airline

As one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently considering its own prohibition.

12/12/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

AARP Challenging Verizon’s Plans To Do Away With Landlines In 2 Sandy-Battered Towns

Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said Sandy damaged the old copper telephone wire network in the community beyond repair. He said the company does not intend to rebuild the lines or bring in a fiber-optic cable system.

07/31/2013

Suffolk County Police Cruiser (file / credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Police Rescue Man Trapped In Medford Storm Drain

Police rescued a man who fell into a storm drain on Long Island Monday evening, as he tried to grab a cell phone he had dropped.

07/29/2013

Distracted Driving (credit: File/Clip Art)

N.J. Bill Seeks Crackdown On Distracted Driving By Forcing Drivers To Hand Over Phones

State Sen. James Holzapfel (R-Ocean County) introduced the measure over concerns about the rise in accidents linked to texting and calling while driving.

06/10/2013

A subway train at 42nd Street - Times Square - Jan. 28, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Man Struck, Killed By Subway Train After Jumping Down For Cell Phone

A man was killed by a subway train in the Bronx early Saturday, after he jumped down onto the tracks to grab a cell phone he had dropped.

06/01/2013

iPhone 5 (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schneiderman Seeks Help To Curb Cell Phone Thefts

New York state’s attorney general asked smartphone makers on Monday to do more to protect consumers from violent street crimes known as “Apple picking,” or cellphone thefts.

05/13/2013

Hell's Kitchen Cell Phone Robbery

Police Search For Cell Phone Thief Who Struck Man In Hell’s Kitchen

Police Wednesday evening were asking the public to help identify a suspect who stole a man’s cell phone and punched him in Hell’s Kitchen last month.

05/01/2013

AMBER Alert (File)

Thousands Of New Yorkers To Get AMBER Alerts On Cell Phones

If you live in New York, you may soon start getting AMBER alerts on your cell phone.

04/25/2013

Marijuana Plants (file / credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Woman Caught With Nearly 100 Pounds Of Pot In Nassau County

Police in Nassau County found almost 100 pounds of marijuana in a woman’s car, after they pulled her over for allegedly talking on her cell phone behind the wheel.

01/27/2013

MLB wireless phone (credit: David Becker/Getty Images), land line (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

MLB, T-Mobile To Introduce Wireless Dugout-To-Bullpen Phones

Even dugouts and bullpens might not need that old landline soon. Can you hear me now?

01/09/2013

Sen. Schumer FCC news conference Nov. 18, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer: Cell Towers Should Have Backup Power To Prevent Widespread Service Outages Like After Sandy

Schumer said a nationwide plan to require power reserves for cell towers would help ensure no disruption in coverage following severe weather, a terrorist attack or any other events that may cause power failures.

11/18/2012

Julie Bennink smiles while using her new iPhone 4 purchased at a Verizon Wireless store - Feb 10, 2011 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Seen At 11: Nomophobia Sufferers Fear Life Without Their Mobile Devices

For some people, mobile dependence is taking over their lives and a fear of being without their phones is leading to a cellular obsession.

11/15/2012

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Nina In New York: Could You Dine Without Your Cell Phone?

But what if you reached over and remembered that you actually checked your phone in when you sat down, jury duty-style? That’s the concept at Eva restaurant in Los Angeles, land of inappropriate restaurant-related cell phone behavior.

08/22/2012

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